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Amanda’s Asian Readathon TBR

Hi, lovelies! This month there is a  wonderful readathon hosted by one of the funniest booktubers out there, Cindy. Find her channel here. She has come up with this readthon to read and celebrate books written by Asian authors and about Asian characters. Check out her announcement video here. There are a few prompts to help choose books and I am going to do my best to fulfill them. Check out this awesome google document that the hosts have put together with book suggestions.

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Read any book by an Asian author

Aru Shah and the Song of Death by Roshani Chokshi

Read a graphic novel featuring an Asian character or  written/drawn  by an Asian author

The Shadowglass by Rin Chupeco

I don’t read graphic novels so I’m just going to choose a book that is written by an Asian author that features an Asian character.

Read a book featuring an intersectional Asian character or written by an intersectional Asian identity

The Ship Beyond Time by Heidi Heilig

Read a book by an Asian author that was originally written in their native language

Go by Kazuki Kaneshiro

Read the group book

A Thousand Beginnings and Endings by Ellen Oh

Will you be participating in the Asian Readathon? Let me know what you’re reading in May below!

Keep on reading lovelies, Amanda.

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Amanda’s Tome Topple TBR

Hi, lovelies! Tome Topple Round Eight! This round of Tome Topple will be running from the 13th-26th. If you’re new here check out Sam, the creator of Tome Topple, in her video here. Tome Topple is a readathon where we will only be reading books that are  500 pages or more. It’s a chance to tackle those intimidating books that are huge and taking up space on our TBR shelves. This is one of my favorite readathons because I always feel super motivated to read a ton and topple those tomes! There are a few optional challenges that  I like to use to make my TBR list for each round.

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First Challenge: Read more than one tome

If I complete two or more of the following challenges I will have read more than one tome.

Second Challenge: Read a tome that has been on your TBR the longest

Queen of Air and Darkness by Cassandra Clare

Third Challenge: Read a tome that is part of a series

King of Scars by Leigh Bardugo

Fourth Challenge: Read a tome in a genre you don’t usually read

The Devil’s Thief by Lisa Maxwell (Historical Fantasy)

Fifth Challenge: Read an adult novel

The Poppy War by R.F Kuang

Are you participating in this round of Tome  Topple? If so, let me know what you’re planning to read below!

Keep on reading lovelies, Amanda.

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Amanda’s Magical Readathon TBR

Happy April lovelies! It’s April first and that means it’s time for the Magical Readathon! If you don’t know what that is, check out G’s video about it here! If you don’t feel like watching that I’m going to quickly sum it up by letting you know that it’s a Harry Potter related readathon where everyone participating will be taking the O.W.L. Exams. Each exam has a prompt to choose a book and each book you read is an O.W.L. completed (which is important for when the N.E.W.T.s come around!) Picking my TBR for this was a challenge for sure, but here’s what I’ve come up with.

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Ancient Runes – Retelling

Cinder by Marissa Meyer

Arithmancy – Work written by more than one author

An Anonymous Girl by Greer Hendricks & Sarah Pekkanen

Astronomy – “Star” in the title

The Calculating Stars by Mary Robinette Kowal

Care of Magical Creatures – Land animal on the cover

Aru Shah and the End of Time by Roshani Chokshi

Charms – Age line: Read an adult work

Red Sister by Mark Lawrence

Defense Against the Dark Arts – Reducto: Title starts with an ‘R’

Red, White, & Royal Blue by Casey McQuiston

Divination – Set in the future

A Closed and Common Orbit by Becky Chambers

Herbology – Plant on the cover

Broken Things by Lauren Oliver

History of Magic – Published at least 10 years ago

The Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan

Muggle Studies – Contemporary

Serious Moonlight by Jenn Bennett

Potions – Next Ingredient: Sequel

The Shadowglass by Rin Chupeco

Transfiguration – Sprayed edges or red cover

Queen of Air and Darkness by Cassandra Clare

Who else is taking the O.W.L.s this month? Are we reading any of the same books? What career are you aiming for?

Keep on reading lovelies, Amanda.

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Amanda’s Fierce Female Reads TBR List

Hi, lovelies! I’m here today to share my second TBR list for this month. I’m participating/hosting in Fierce Female Reads February and with that, there is the Fierce Female Readathon. We have come up with a few fun challenges to create TBR’s filled with fierce females.

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Read the group book

Moxie by Jennifer Mathieu

Read a book with girl/female/woman in the title

The Female of the Species by Mindy McGinnis

Read a book written by a woman of color

Girls of Paper and Fire by Natasha Ngan

Read a fierce female recommendation from the book community

A Curse so Dark and Lonely by Brigid Kemmerer

Read a nonfiction book written by or featuring a fierce female
OR
read a book based off a woman in history

The Only Woman in the Room by Marie Benedict

Read a book with a fierce female leading a resistance 

The Song Rising by Samantha Shannon

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These are the books I’m going to be reading for the Fierce Female Readathon. What books are you going to read?

Keep on reading lovelies, Amanda.

Don’t forget to use the hashtags #FierceFemaleReadathon #FierceFemaleReadsFebruary and #FierceFemaleFridays and tag Ashley and me in your posts! You can find me on Twitter, Instagram and/or GoodReads to keep up to date with any announcements and see what I’m reading!

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Amanda’s Contemporary-A-Thon TBR List

Hi, lovelies! I’m sure you’re thinking,  “Amanda, how can you have any contemporary books left to read after Contemporary January?” And yet, I still have plenty of books to participate in this fabulous readathon hosted by Chelsea Dolling ReadsNatasha @ My Reading is OddJulie @ Pens and Pages, and Melanie @ Mel to the Any. This readathon will be happening starting Monday, February 11th through Sunday, February 17th.

There are seven challenges for contemporaryathon. I have picked a book for each challenge because I’m always overly ambitious. The challenges and the books I have chosen are as follows.

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Read the most recent contemporary book you purchased/acquired

Eliza and her Monsters by Francesca Zappia

Read a book with blurple (blue or purple lol) on the cover

Truly Devious by Maureen Johnson

Read a diverse contemporary (keeping in mind that it is Black History Month!)

The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas

Read a dark/emotional/hard-hitting contemporary

A Heart in a Body in the World by Deb Caletti

Read a contemporary that you meant to read in 2018 but didn’t

Bridge of Clay by Markus Zusak

Read a contemporary in a non-traditional format 

The Poet X by Elizabeth Acevedo

Read a contemporary with some sort of picture on the spine

The Unexpected Everything by Morgan Matson

These are the books on my TBR list for Contemporary-A-Thon! I’m going to do my best to read all of them, but who knows what will happen. Are you going to participate in this readathon? What will you be reading?

Keep on reading lovelies, Amanda.

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Amanda’s Top Ten Tuesday – New to my TBR

Top Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke and the Bookish in June of 2010 and was moved to That Artsy Reader Girl in January of 2018. It was born of a love of lists, a love of books, and a desire to bring bookish friends together. Each week we talk about our top ten with a different topic provided by Jana. This week’s topic is top ten – Most recent additions to my TBR list.

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Okay so what I did here was I went to GoodReads and set my to-read list to most recently added and these are the ten books I added most recently.

1. Ninth House by Leigh Bardugo

2. We Are Okay by Nina LaCour

3. Daisy Jones & the Six by Taylor Jenkins Reid

4. How to Make Friends with the Dark by Kathleen Glasgow

5. Shout by Laurie Halse Anderson

6. Black Klansman by Ron Stallworth

7. Suicide Club by Rachel Heng

8. Ashes in the Snow by Ruta Sepetys

9. Last of her Name by Jessica Khoury

10. The Girls at 17 Swann Street by Yara Zgheib

Most of these are actually books that will be released in 2019 that I’ve heard about recently. What books have you added to your TBR list most recently?

Keep on reading lovelies, Amanda.

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Contemporary January TBR List – Mystery Edition

Hi, lovelies! I am back one last time to share with you the books left of my TBR list when it comes to those fitting the genre of mystery and thriller. I know that these are really their own genre, BUT there are many contemporaries that only have a bit of mystery and  I felt they merited their own post, so here we are.

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Adult Mystery/Thriller

The Husband’s Secret by Liane Moriarty
Special Topics in Calamity Physics by Marisha Pessl
The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins
Lethal White by Robert Galbraith
The Girl Who Takes an Eye For An Eye by David Lagercrantz

Young Adult Mystery/Thriller

Broken Things by Lauren Oliver
One of Us Is Lying by Karen M. McManus
Monday’s Not Coming by Tiffany D. Jackson
A Study in Charlotte by Brittany Cavallaro
Suicide Notes from Beautiful Girls by Lynn Weingarten
The Female of The Species by Mindy McGinnis

These are the books on my TBR list! I don’t know why I haven’t picked them up yet. I know I’ll fly through them once I start becasue I always get through thrillers so fast. So hopefully this month I’ll read at least a handful of these! Have you read any of these? Are any of them on your TBR list too? Let me know in the comments!

Keep on reading lovelies, Amanda.

Don’t forget to use the hashtag #ContemporaryJanuary and tag me & Alana if you’re joining in! You can find me on Twitter, Instagram and/or GoodReads to keep up to date with any announcements and see what I’m reading!

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